The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is a 14-megapixel compact megazoom with a 10x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens on front and a 3-inch 921K-dot LCD on back. It's also one of the slimmest 10x zoom cameras currently available. Nikon was late to adding HD video capture to its compact cameras, but that feature is available on the S8000 as is a stereo mic, which is still a bit of a rarity. An HDMI output is built in, too, for quickly connecting to an HDTV or monitor for viewing photos and movies.
Other features include Optical VR image stabilization, macro shooting as close as 0.4 inch, and the ability to easily adjust brightness, vividness, and color hue. There's also the promise of ultrafast start-up, autofocus, and shooting performance.
CNET is currently testing the Nikon Coolpix S8000 and will have a full review completed shortly.